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10 Best Hostel Views TEST

Champagne views on a beer budget? Here are the Top 10 YHAs with the best views of the Land Down Under.
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Stay Anywhere From $28/Night

Travelling for 10 days or more? Buy a YHA ePack and save!
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2017 Footy Season with YHA

Get excited everyone – the long wait through summer is over and footy is finally back!
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2017 State of Origin Series

State against state, mate against mate, and bucket loads of hate as Australia’s most spiteful sporting rivalry explodes again in Brisbane and Sydney this winter.
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Ski Thredbo - Bookings Open Now

Don't miss out on a fun and budget snow holiday this ski season!
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6 reasons to visit the Grampians in winter

Think that the Grampians is only good to visit in warmer weather? Read on and you'll be inspired to visit in the depths of winter too!
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Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

A festival of hand crafted beers and ciders, serious BBQ delights and live music awaits over three rockin' days in July!
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Australia’s top ten street art hostels

Banksy, eat your heart out – some of the country’s hottest street artists have added more than a splash of colour to 10 YHAs around Australia.
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Blue Mountains Yulefest Deal

Blue Mountains YHA is tempting you out of hibernation and offering some mid-year cheer with this cool Yulefest deal to celebrate Christmas in July.
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Brisbane EKKA Festival 2017

Queensland's largest annual event is back! Held over 10 days from 11 - 20 August the Ekka will showcase the best of Queensland - don't miss it!
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Byron Writers Festival 2017

It mightn’t be as rowdy as Splendour in the Grass two weeks earlier, but the rock stars of the book world are returning to Byron Bay for a literary feast this August.
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Celebrate Shinju Matsuri in Broome

One of the most unique festivals you'll ever see is coming to Broome this September...
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Darwin Market Magic

The Top End is known for it's jaw dropping scenery, incredible wildlife and markets - yes, markets.
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Darwin's Festival Frenzy

Darwin is not just warm air and crocodiles. Over the dry season (the North’s idyllic version of Winter), Darwin is set to become the cultural mecca of the tropics with a stellar line up of festivals that are equal parts wild, whacky and wonderful.
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Fancy a Farmers' Market?

Ditch the over-airconditioned aisles for a Farmers' Market, where you'll grab fresh, local, ethically-traded produce straight from the farmers and growers themselves. Banging coffee, long-lasting, technicolour veggies, organic wine and nary a hay bale in sight.
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Festival of Voices

Sing along as the east coast of Tasmania bursts into song at the Festival of Voices.
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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Glitter Strip prepares to host an enormous international celebration of sun, surf, and sport in April.
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Good Food and Wine Show 2017

Listen up Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane - good food and good wine is coming your way.
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Head for the (Adelaide) Hills

If you love bush walks, wildlife, wine, food, markets, pubs, friendly locals and incredible views, you're going to be smitten with the Adelaide Hills.
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How to turn 20 days of leave into 49 days of holidays

Fancy a getaway . . . or five? Make the most of your annual leave in 2017 by strategically planning your days off.
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It's Footy Season at Adelaide Oval

The beautiful Adelaide Oval is the most central AFL Football Stadium in Australia and it has fast become a favourite of football fans in Adelaide and around the country.
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Visit Legoland Discovery Centre these school holidays

These school holidays, pop the kids in the car and head to Chadstone and visit Legoland Discovery Centre for an experience like no other!
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It's Wine Time in Perth

The Margaret River Wine Market showcases the best of the region and is back in Perth this August..
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Marvel at GOMA in Brisbane

See all your favourite Marvel characters come to life at GOMA, including Thor, Iron Man and Captain America.
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Melbourne International Film Festival 2017

Who doesn't love movies? Better yet, who doesn't love an entire film festival dedicated to movies?
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Melbourne Writers Festival

For over 30 years, this festival has been feeding the literary appetite of Melbourne...
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New in 2017! Great British Hostels

The UK’s first ‘National Landscape Discovery Centre’, dog-friendly hostels, glamping in safari tents, and a hostel of Olympic proportions . . . YHA England and Wales are pumping the pounds into their network of 160-plus hostels across Britain this year.
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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

The MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs light up this September as the outback gets a taste of Vivid Sydney with an Indigenous flavour.
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Regional Flavours Brisbane

Taste your way through the flavours of the Sunshine State at Brisbane's outstanding food and wine festival held at South Bank Parklands.
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Royal Adelaide Show Time

September is Show Time in Adelaide! We're talking rollercoasters and showbags, animals and cakes, big kids and children over two full weekends and every day in between.
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School holidays at the Melbourne Museum

The kids will love all the dinosaurs, fossils, insects, and wildlife that fill this wondrous museum.
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South Australia and Northern Territory featured discounts

Check out these great deals for YHA members in Adelaide and Alice Springs this winter.
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Southern Ocean Adventures

Get on, in or close to the Ocean whilst staying at these awesome YHA hostels, guaranteed to inspire you to hit the coast and make the most of our amazing beaches and experiences
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SWELL Sculpture Festival

This September Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast will become home to a spectacular outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring inspiring and interactive works from artists across the globe.
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Sydney weekly rates 2017

Save some serious coin so you have more to spend on seven sensational days in Sydney.
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Sydney's cracking calendar

Vivid might have finished but there are still loads of other great events lighting up the Harbour City for the rest of 2017.
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Tasmanian Whisky Week

Whisky lovers rejoice! Tasmanian Whisky Week is here to light a fire in your belly and warm you up this winter.
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Top 5 Day Trips From Brisbane

Looking for a change of scenery? We’ve picked our top 5 destinations right on Brisbane’s doorstep.
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Top 5 Day Trips From Cairns

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Wet Tropics we’ve picked our top 5 hot spots just a short drive (or ferry) from one of our favourite tropical cities.
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Top five Aussie experiences

You haven't really seen Australia unless you have ticked all of these unique experiences off the list. What are you waiting for?
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Winter Art, Music and Mayhem

Winter in Adelaide is bursting with events that will have you dancing in the streets, drinking whisky to the blues, learning more about the local wines and swimming in art.
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Winter in Tasmania Rocks!

If you think Winter is nothing but a cold, grey opportunity to hibernate, then winter in Tasmania is going to have you thinking again.
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Embrace the cold at WinterWild in Apollo Bay

In the depths of winter, Apollo Bay will come alight (literally, there will be bonfires on the beach) to celebrate winter and the arts scene in the region.
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